Inclusion of Women and Effective Peace Processes: A Toolkit

Authored by: Leena Avonius, Meeri-Maria Jaarva, Ulrike Schmidt, et al

Categories: Peace Support Operations, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Peacemaking, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2019
Citation: Avonius, Leena, et al. “Inclusion of Women and Effective Peace Processes: A Toolkit.” Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, December 2019.

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Executive Summary

The lack of women’s meaningful participation in peace processes remains a major challenge in global efforts to resolve violent conflict. By including women’s perspectives in conflict resolution efforts, the diverse needs of affected societies can be better addressed, thereby reducing the likelihood of relapse into conflict. To support conflict resolution efforts, this toolkit makes actionable proposals for OSCE mediation actors, the Chairmanship, participating States, and Executive Structures on how to increase women’s inclusion in official negotiation processes in the OSCE area.